Dickenson, John Elverson (1853-1926)

Family

John was born in 1853 at Burton on Trent, Staffordshire, to parents John Dickenson, a PM minister, and Elizabeth Elverson.

Census returns identify the following occupations for John.

  • 1871 clerk
  • 1881 PM minister 
  • 1891 insurance clerk and local preacher
  • 1901 secretary of insurance company
  • 1911 life insurance clerk or branch secretary

He married Mary Ann Soar (1857-1937) in the summer of 1879 at Sheffield, Yorkshire. Census returns identify three children.

  • John Henry Soar (1882-1934) – a metallurgical expert (1911)
  • Joseph Arthur (b1884) – a life assurance agent (1911)
  • Ernest Laurence (1888-1947) – an analytical chemist (1911); a steel manufacturer (1937)

John died on 28 November 1926 at Claremont Nursing Home, Sheffield, Yorkshire.

Circuits

  • 1875 Loughborough
  • 1876 Chesterfield
  • 1878 Leicester
  • 1880 Ilkeston
  • 1885 Rugby
  • 1888 disappears

References

W Leary, Directory of Primitive Methodist Ministers and their Circuits, 1990

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers

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